Must-reads of the week

A day without violence in New York, an immortal jellyfish in Shirahama, the last bookstore in Nashville

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and other miscellany) on the Internet, here are your can’t-miss must-reads of the past week:

Saudi Arabia implements electronic tracking system for women — Saudi women’s male guardians now receive text messages informing them when women under their custody leave the country.

A day without violence — Monday in New York City was a day without a single report of a person being shot, stabbed, or subject to other sorts of violent crime for the first time in recent memory, police said.

Problems with a reporter’s Facebook posts — The Times assigns an editor for their Jerusalem bureau chief’s social media posts.

Can a jellyfish unlock the secret of immortality? — “Once we determine how the jellyfish rejuvenates itself, we should achieve very great things. My opinion is that we will evolve and become immortal ourselves.”

‘I am a brand,’ pathetic guy says — “It’s sort of like I’m the CEO of the company called ‘Me,’” continued the sad excuse for a man.

The bookstore strikes back — Two years ago, when Nashville lost its only in-town bookstores, the novelist Ann Patchett decided to step into the breach. Parnassus Books, which Patchett and two veteran booksellers envisioned, designed, financed, and manage, is now open for business.

The long goodbye — The 1963 NYC newspaper strike and how New York was never the same again.

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